Word 2010 is the most powerful word processor available to create and edit documents for work, home, or school. Word 2010 is the ideal tool for creating just about any type of document imaginable, from a brief letter to your mom to a term paper to a feature-length book complete with a table of contents, appendixes, and an index. Although all of Word’s features are available from the easy-to-use Ribbon interface, it pays to learn a few keyboard shortcuts for the most commonly used editing and formatting tasks.
Word 2010 Keyboard Shortcuts
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Word 2010 offers a number of helpful keyboard shortcuts for performing tasks quickly. Here are some shortcuts for common Word formatting, editing, and file and document tasks.
|Bold||Ctrl+B||Home tab, Font group|
|Italic||Ctrl+I||Home tab, Font group|
|Underline||Ctrl+U||Home tab, Font group|
|Center||Ctrl+E||Home tab, Paragraph group|
|Left Align||Ctrl+L||Home tab, Paragraph group|
|Right Align||Ctrl+R||Home tab, Paragraph group|
|Justify||Ctrl+J||Home tab, Paragraph group|
|Clear Formatting||Ctrl+spacebar||Home tab, Font group|
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|Undo||Ctrl+Z||Quick Access toolbar|
|Cut||Ctrl+X||Home tab, Clipboard group|
|Copy||Ctrl+C||Home tab, Clipboard group|
|Paste||Ctrl+V||Home tab, Clipboard group|
|Select All||Ctrl+A||Home tab, Editing group|
|Find||Ctrl+F||Home tab, Editing group|
|Replace||Ctrl+H||Home tab, Editing group|
|New||Ctrl+N||File tab, New command|
|Open||Ctrl+O||File tab, Open command|
|Save||Ctrl+S||File tab, Save command|
|Ctrl+P||File tab, Print command|
|Help||F1||Help button at top right of Ribbon|
|New Page||Ctrl+Enter||Insert tab, Pages group|
Word 2010 Ribbon Commands
Are you lost in the Ribbon? If you’ve recently upgraded from Word 2003, using the Word 2010 Ribbon to perform common Word operations may be challenging at first. To make your transition easier, here are the Word 2010 equivalent commands for common Word 2003 menu commands.
|Word 2003 Command||Equivalent Word 2010 Command|
|File→New||File tab, New|
|File→Save||File tab, Save|
|File→Page Setup||Page Layout tab, Page Setup group|
|Edit→Undo||Quick Access toolbar, Undo|
|Edit→Find||Home tab, Editing group, Find|
|Edit→Replace||Home tab, Editing group, Replace|
|Insert→Picture→Clip Art||Insert tab, Illustrations group, Clip Art|
|Insert→Picture→From File||Insert tab, Illustrations group, Picture|
|Insert→Diagram||Insert tab, Illustrations group, SmartArt|
|Format→Font||Home tab, Font group, dialog box launcher|
|Format→Paragraph||Home tab, Paragraph group, dialog box launcher|
|Format→Styles and Formatting||Home tab, Styles group, dialog box launcher|
|Tools→Spelling and Grammar||Review tab, Proofing group, Spelling & Grammar|
|Tools→Letters and Mailings||Mailings tab|
|Tools→Templates and Add-Ins||File tab, Options, Add-Ins tab, select Templates in the Manage|
drop-down list and click Go
|Tools→Options||File tab, Options|
|Table→Draw Table||Insert tab, Tables group, Table|
Microsoft Word offers many—at least 247—keyboard shortcuts to speed up your document creation workflow. If you don't know all of them yet, grab this PDF or doc file as a handy reference.
I generated this list of Word keyboard shortcuts from a built-in macro called ListCommands, per instructions from Help Desk Geek. There are 11 pages total. (Another option in the macro to generate a list of 'All Word commands' instead of 'current keyboard settings' generated 81 pages, but they didn't seem to contain any additional keyboard shortcuts, only, oddly, extra commands without shortcuts. If you'd like to run the macro yourself, see the Help Desk Geek instructions, but for most people the 247 shortcuts here should suffice.)
Here they are on Google Docs (go to the File menu to copy them to your Google account or download to your computer):
Word Shortcuts List PDF version Word version (for editing)
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